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FPL set-pieces: Fraser delivery a big deal

By The Scout 1 Jun 2019
Ryan Fraser, BOUTOT v2

The Scout says AFC Bournemouth winger can offer big returns from dead balls this season

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When building a Fantasy Premier League squad, knowing the set-piece takers for each club can give managers the edge over mini-league rivals.

Ahead of 2019/20, The Scout analyses which players to target.

AFC Bournemouth

Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) is the dominant force for the Cherries, taking 116 of their 175 corners last season.

Next in line were Junior Stanislas (£6.0m), who took 26, and David Brooks (£6.5m), with 19.

Fraser created 34 chances from set-pieces, a total bettered by only four other players in the Premier League.

Indeed, he earned five of his 14 assists directly from such situations. 

Fraser’s pinpoint delivery was good news for Callum Wilson (£8.0m) and Nathan Ake (£5.0m), in particular.

Wilson scored five of his 14 goals from set-pieces, joint-top with Shane Duffy (£5.0m) of Brighton & Hove Albion among all players in 2018/19.

Yet it was Ake who boasted AFC Bournemouth’s biggest threat in the penalty area, with 24 shots from free-kicks or corners.

The Dutchman scored all four of his goals from set-pieces, combining this with an assist and 10 clean sheets in a strong all-round campaign.

King of the spot

Spot-kick duties raised the output of Joshua King (£6.5m) last season.

AFC Bournemouth won nine penalties, the third most in the Premier League.

As their first choice, King took six of them and scored five.

Only Luka Milivojevic (£7.0m), with 10, and Paul Pogba (£8.5m), seven, converted more. 

AFC Bournemouth's set-piece takers
Choice Penalty Corner Free-kick
First  Joshua King Ryan Fraser Ryan Fraser
Second Callum Wilson Junior Stanislas Junior Stanislas
Third  Junior Stanislas David Brooks David Brooks

Considering he scored 12 goals this season, spot-kicks are clearly a big part of King's appeal.

His strike partner, Wilson, is far less reliant. He scored one of his two penalties yet still went on to find the net on 14 occasions.

See: FPL set-pieces: Players to target from each club

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